Manhunt On Facebook: WE ARE BACK!

UPDATE: We are THRILLED to announce that Facebook put our official Manhunt Fan Page back up last night. With 193,000+ “Likes”? We grew in “Likes” while we were down? Did 20,000 people at Facebook decide we were the shit? Maybe. Who cares? OUR FACEBOOK PAGE IS BACK UP AFTER THREE WEEKS!

How did we pull this off? Well, one of OUR favorite gay news blogs Queerty had a lot to do with it. Many of the blogs took notice of the original version of this post from yesterday. Queerty blogger Evan Mulvihill (you should check him out on Twitter, he’s insanely cute) had access to Facebook spokesguy Andrew Noyce and asked him what the deal was. We have colleagues who have colleagues in high places, obviously. So, this happened (via Queerty’s post):

UPDATE (4/25, 4:15pm): Facebook spokesperson Andrew Noyes tells us: “This page was was taken down in error. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.” And just like that, Manhunt’s Facebook page is back up.

We’re still not sure what the error is, but we would like to publicly thank Andrew for resolving this, and thank all of the blogs (Joe My God, Instinct, XBiz, Queer Me Up, and especially Queerty) who wrote about our page being taken down.

In fact, can you guys do us a big favor? If you’re on Facebook, can you go to Queerty’s FB page and “Like” them for us? We’d be so grateful. They deserve a little love from our Manhunt members.

So – go to our newly restored Facebook page, comment on a post, “Like” something and enjoy!

– J. Harvey

For the full story of what went on, Follow the JUMP:

On the evening of April 4, 2012, Manhunt’s Facebook Fan Page was removed by Facebook. None of the admins on our page received any sort of warning or message explaining why, how long it would be down for, etc. It was just gone, and it still is. The screencap above is in place of where our page previously resided.

We have repeatedly filled out online form after form on Facebook, and sent numerous e-mails to any Facebook address we could find via research to ask for information on why our page was taken down and what we can do to get it restored. We have received a single e-mail back that gave us very little info and in fact asked the recipient of an e-mail that none of us received to get back to them. Replies to that single e-mail have not been responded to.

Manhunt, as you know, is the best place for men to meet men online. We pride ourselves on properly utilizing social media platforms to spread the word. We used our Facebook page to inform our members about Manhunt sales and events; to post (safe for Facebook) pictures from our parties around the world; to provide links to posts here on Manhunt Daily, and mostly as a way to interact with all of you.

If this was just a paltry amount of Fans, we could just start over.

But we have/had 174,000+ Likes on our Facebook page. Note the bold type accompanied by that eye-catching underlining. We worked very hard on making it a page our readers wanted to check out every day, and the numbers reflected that.

Now it’s just gone. With no information on why or what recourse we can take to get it back.

We’re at a loss here at Manhunt. All we can do is keep filling out forms, and sending e-mails. What we WOULD like to ask is – if any of our MH Daily readers have anything to do with Facebook or know someone who does, could you lend us a helping hand and pass along their contact info? We are willing to bow and scrape before the mighty FB gods to get our page back. We miss it, and we think our members do too.

Also, here is a link to filing feedback about Facebook Pages. If you would be so kind, please fill it out with a polite request to restore our page and ask your friends and fellow Manhunt members to do so as well. We would be extremely grateful.

In the meantime, you can follow Manhunt on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and yes – even Pinterest. It’s true – we’re everywhere. Except Facebook. *sad face*

Want to help us out? Help us send a note to Facebook and let them know you’d like Manhunt back in action! Find out how after the JUMP!

We’ve made it easy to send Facebook a note. Just open their Pages feedback form and let them know you’d like Manhunt back. We’ve even included a message you can paste in the form:

Hi!,

I’ve learned that the Fan Page for Manhunt.net (facebook.com/manhunt) is no longer available and that the site’s operators haven’t had success reaching out to you. Manhunt has 6 million members, and close to 200,000 fans — all of whom would like to see the page restored; especially me!

I’m hoping that you can contact the Manhunt guys (they even set up an email address for you, facebook@manhunt.net) and help get one of my favorite pages back!

That’s it! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! And let us know if anyone at Facebook gets back to you!